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February 2013

February 2013

Tech Showcase

Power Conditioners

As the deployment of AV devices increase to new types of installations, the need for AC power conditioning and management has never been greater….

Large-format Projectors

By Bennett Liles

In this survey, we have included a varied selection of projectors, from models capable of producing high-quality displays at relatively short range up to big 4K machines for digital cinema….

Columns & Features

On the Circuit: Audinate Dante

By Cynthia Wisehart

In the last six or so months there has been a flurry of announcements as more companies license Audinate’s Dante networking technology, either to offer optional cards or to build it right into products….

Projection Mapping on the Venetian Hotel

By Cynthia Wisehart

The permanent architectural projection system at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas could be considered digital signage, large-format projection, or art. Or all three….

Sound Image

By Bob McCarthy

Hiding the speakers visually can actually make hiding them audibly much more challenging….

Digital Signage Products

Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez

Some of the latest digital signage products for the pro AV installation market. …

HDBaseT Products

Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez

The latest HDBaseT products in the pro AV installation market….

The Mechanics behind the Surface-mount LEDs at Tennessee Titans Stadium, Part 1

WIth Bennett Liles

The Tennessee Titans have just tricked out LP Field in Nashville with two huge end-zone displays connected by massive ribbon screens. …

The Mechanics behind the Surface-mount LEDs at Tennessee Titans Stadium, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

The trend in pro sports venues is headed toward the big screens and after setting up the Dallas Cowboys with the biggest LED display of all, ANC Sports has moved on to LP Field in Nashville….

Audio for New NY Night Club, Part 1

When Broadway play producers got together and decided they wanted a new club, the place to be and to be seen right after the biggest shows, they called in Masque Sound to set up an audio system perfect for the New York club, 54 Below….

Audio for New NY Night Club, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

Broadway producers got together to lay out a night spot just for their crowd and set up for a variety of visiting performers and top entertainers. …

New Products

Apex460 Anniversary Limited-Edition Microphone

The Apex460 Anniversary Limited-edition microphone celebrates 10 years of the Apex460 multi-pattern tube condenser….

KaltmanCreations RF-intermodPRO Software

The PC-based RF-intermodPRO refines and simplifies the process of identifying intermodulation distortion (IMD) frequencies in a given RF spectrum…

Extron Electronics TLM 100T iPad Mount

The TLM 100T mount is a secure tabletop enclosure designed for use with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPads….

Extron Electronics DFX 100 Fiber-optic Extender

The DFX 100 fiber-optic extender is a transmitter and receiver set for long-haul transmission of DVI video signals….

Coleridge Design Associates aCUBE Speaker System

The aCUBE speaker system features Balanced Modal Radiator (BMR) speaker design….

Galaxy Audio VES VHF Wireless Mic System

The VES Triple Play system (VESR/318) includes the MBP18 bodypack, a headset mic, lavalier, and a guitar cable. …

Platinum Tools EZVIKING Crimp Tool

The EZVIKING crimp tool terminates EZ-RJ45 Cat-5e/6 regular and shielded (external or internal) cables….

Extron Electronics DMP 128 Series

All DMP 128 models include an automixer with gated and gain sharing modes for managing up to eight groups of microphone signals….

PreSonus StudioLive AI-series Loudspeakers

The StudioLive AI-series Active Integration active loudspeakers are equipped with wireless or wired remote control and monitoring using an iPad or laptop….

Crown USBX Accessory

The USBX enables Crown XTi, CDi, and DSi series amplifiers with a USB port to be operated via an Apple iPad/iPhone using the Powered by Crown App….

Lab X Technologies Xavity AVB Connectivity

Lab X Technologies has announced Xavity AVB connectivity….

AKG DMM6 and DMM12 Automatic Mic Mixers

The DMM6 and DMM12 include an intuitive user interface, numerous DSP functions, and high signal to noise ratio….


JBL Professional has introduced white versions of the PRX415M and PRX412M passive portable loudspeakers….

Roland V-4EX Video Mixer

The V-4EX includes HDMI inputs/outputs, USB streaming, HDCP support, built-in touch multiviewer, and audio embedding….

The Buzz

Holophone C+ Cardioid Microphone

The Classic is available in cardioid pattern for vocals, and omni for choirs and ambiance miking….

IsoAcoustics Acoustic Isolation Stands

Acoustic isolation stands (including the ISO-L8R130 and ISO-L8R200) for studio monitors allows the speaker to float in free space, resulting in the elimination of energy transfer to the surrounding surfaces….

Mitsubishi WD390U-EST Projector

The WD390U-EST uses its built-in, thin client function to serve as a dynamic display device….

VenueMagic Show Control

The timeline-based Show Control software has enhanced the fixture override feature for its family of Show Control platforms….

PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixer

The 32.4.2AI mixer features Active Integration technology, including a dual-core computing engine….

Audinate Ultimo Dante Interface

Ultimo is a complete Dante interface for networked audio products, integrated into a single 13x13mm chip….

Digital Signposts: Video Continues to be the Killer App

By Vern Freedlander, Vice President, Production, X2O Media

While social media is an important and highly popular solution in the corporate communicator’s toolkit, video remains the quintessential “killer app” within the enterprise….

Can Microsoft Surface Pro, the Xbox 360, and Xbox Music Reinvent Music Enjoyment in the Connected Home?

By Jason Bovberg

Has Microsoft redefined itself enough over the past year to take advantage of what I see as a significant opening in digital home entertainment? …

Big Surprises at NAMM 2013

By David Keene

Winter NAMM has waxed and waned over the years in terms of importance to the pro audio community—especially the live event/PA side of the industry. …

InfoComm Certification Committee Election Results

This year’s InfoComm certification committee election results….

Audio Capture for Recording at Coast Hills Community Church

The sanctuary has undergone minimal acoustical treatments and exhibits a lot of natural reflection, making intelligibility of the spoken word an issue….

Industry Manufacturers & Distributors Support NSCA Business Conference

2013 U.S. and Canada InfoComm Roundtable Tour Dates

InfoComm International is going back on tour in 2013. Join your pro AV peers for an agenda packed with training, business discussions, and networking that will enhance your career and your organization. …

InfoComm Releases New AV Systems Performance Verification Checklist

InfoComm International is offering a member-developed resource, which will provide owners, consultants, and integrators with comprehensive verification criteria to determine if the AV system achieves the client’s objectives and is performing in accordance with the system design. …

Register for InfoComm 2013

Collaborate. Communicate. Connect. Get ready for the most energizing audiovisual gathering in the world. …

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